Sullivan Tire Co. Inc. celebrated the opening of its new store in Somerville, Mass., with an open house in May. The company purchased and renovated the 7,500-square-foot building.

Top 100 Dealers Are Acquiring, Renovating, and Building

To buy or to build? That’s a question all business owners ask themselves as they ponder strategies for growth. This year’s Modern Tire Dealer 100 is replete with examples of each as some dealers are opting for growth through acquisition and others are choosing to grow by building new stores.

Figure 1: Identifying tire pressure sensor components. All artwork is courtesy of the  Chrysler Corp.

TPMS: 2011-2015 Chrysler Ram Pickups

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in 2011-2015 Chrysler Ram pickups will consist of sensors attached to each wheel through the valve stem mounting hole, a wireless control module (WCM) and a yellow TPMS telltale lamp.

Kumho Tire Georgia Inc. has 100 different tire specifications, and Gov. Nathan Deal told grand opening attendees the plant produces a tire every 36 seconds.

Kumho Begins U.S. Tire Production

Kumho Tire Co. Inc. celebrated its new American hometown, and its long-awaited leap into U.S. tire manufacturing, with the grand opening of its passenger tire plant on May 2, 2016.

Brothers Josué (left) and Ricardo Correa want their company to be known as “the solution” for the needs of all tire customers.

Correa Tire Holds a Grand Opening in Puerto Rico

You live on an island with a population of 3.5 million people that has been declining every year since 2002. Further, your island is in economic chaos, and politically there is an ongoing debate on whether to become an independent country, remain a U.S. territory, or become the 51st state. So, what do you do?

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